Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Sociosexual strategies in tribes and nations

Stephen Beckerman a1
a1 Anthropology Department, Pennsylvania State University. University Park, PA 16802 [email protected]


Extending the findings of this work: Tribal peoples need study. Monogamy as marital institution and monogamy as sociosexual orientation must be separated. Sociosexuality must be considered as an aspect of somatic as well as reproductive effort; third-party interventions in sociosexuality need attention; and multiple sociosexual orientations, with frequency-dependent fitness payoffs equal at equilibrium, need to be modeled.